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Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 29 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Deadly landslide strikes in Papua New Guinea A huge landslide has left hundreds dead and many more missing in… Read More

Labour schemes, remittances and the Pacific—what about financial capability?

PARMENDRA SHARMA  |    [This article is part of a series on foreign labour schemes, remittance and the Pacific] Pros and cons of labour… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Air Vanuatu goes into liquidation After weeks of speculation and year if not decades of financial woe, Air Vanuatu is… Read More

Australia’s International Development Policy, 2023: Implications for the Pacific

MARK OFOI  |    Download Australia’s International Development Policy PDF “It has been almost 10 years since… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 1 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High Court judge removed in Kiribati The Parliament in Kiribati has voted to remove David Lambourne as a judge of… Read More

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Finance Review: Implications for the Pacific

SAKIUSA NABOU |    Download Development Finance Review PDF The Australian Government is committed to deepening its engagement with the Indo-Pacific. A peaceful,… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 17 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Solomon Islands goes to the polls The people of Solomon Islands will vote in provincial and national elections on Wednesday… Read More

Chasing the Asia-Pacific green ‘Just Transition’ opportunity

Download PDF CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL, ROB HALES, LAWRENCE ANG AND FABBY TUMIWA  |     Introduction Asia-Pacific economies stand at a… Read More

Data constraints impeding MSME development – A case for Fiji

SAKIUSA NABOU |    Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are believed to contribute to at least 18 percent of Fiji’s GDP. Now, what… Read More

Some thoughts on the proposed Vanuatu party laws

JON FRAENKEL |     In Vanuatu’s 29th May 2024 referendum, eligible citizens will be asked to approve two constitutional amendments. The first is aimed… Read More


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